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where did the word amish come from?
Etymology: probably from German amisch, from Jacob Amman or Amen fl1693 Swiss Mennonite bishop : of or relating to a strict sect of Mennonites who were followers of Amman and settled in America chiefly in the 18th century
I think you mean Amish. Anyway, Amish get their name from a Mennonite leader named Jacob Amman who broke with the Mennonites because he felt the group was moving away from their original teachings.
Omish are people that follow a specific religion, a derivative of Christianity...there were several such derivatives that migrated to the Americas such as Puritans, Quakers, etc.
at first is was a mish-mash of many people... they cut off the mash, and called themselves a mish and leter AMISH